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Kid Konnection: Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout

July 20, 2013

Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout

Stink is stuck in the Polliwog swim class because he won’t stick his head underwater, while his sister is almost a Barracuda.  It’s not that he doesn’t want to – he just can’t get past getting water up his nose the one time he tried.  Then one day, a mutant blue frog licks Stink and he imagines he’s turning into a frog.  All he wants to do is play in the mud and rain and he thinks his toes are becoming webbed.  Could it be true?

Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout, by Megan McDonald, is such a fun book!  Stink is a great little boy with a big imagination and he’s sure to be a favorite among young readers.  He’s got a problem – he’s scared to get his head wet – and figures out a way to deal with it.  He just might inspire others to face their fears too!

Stink decides he wants to learn about frogs and works hard to get his facts right.  I loved the way McDonald included some fun facts about frogs in this work of fiction.  I even learned something – I never realized frogs make such distinctive sounds.  Peter H. Reynolds‘ fabulous illustrations enhance this wonderful book. (Both the dust jacket and the cover of the book are adorable.)

After I finished Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout, I figured out that it’s the 8th book in a series.  It certainly stands alone but I have a feeling young readers, especially boys, will want to explore the whole series.

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Review copy provided by Candlewick Press. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2013 6:07 am

    I can’t imagine any little boy not LOVING the name of that book!

  2. Beth F permalink
    July 20, 2013 6:42 am

    It *does* sound fun! I know my nephews would have loved the concept.

  3. July 20, 2013 9:53 am

    Both my boys love Stink! I had no idea there was a new one in the series, thank you!

    Stink is perfect for kids new to Chapter books, or kids looking for something light and funny. Boys who enjoy the mix of text and illustration (Wimpy Kid, Origami Yoda) would especially like this series. Megan McDonald gets what kids like!

  4. July 20, 2013 10:16 am

    I bought some Stink books for my son but he has yet to read them. This one though, I think he would definitely like because of the frog.

  5. July 20, 2013 4:46 pm

    Kids love words like stink!

  6. bookingmama permalink
    July 20, 2013 6:11 pm

    We have a few Stink books around here. Is he the younger brother of Judy Moody?

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